Have you checked out the new issue of All Around Pennsauken? I can’t believe the township committee is using $24,600.00 in grant money to build a BOW WOW DOG PARK across from Franklin School (Cooper Ave)! This neighborhood is full of single family homes with yards for their dogs to run in. No lack of green space here! It’s a beautiful green park where our children from Franklin School have recess to play, complete with swings, monkey bars and tennis courts.
So, now we’ll have a big doggie park and a little doggie park. Who is going to pay for the pooper scooper? Who is paying for the chemicals that will be needed to maintain the green grass from the urine? Who is going to monitor the dogs using the area without a leash? And won’t a double-fenced-in area make a lovely addition to the luscious green lawn that is there now!
I know that this was grant money, but are my tax dollars going to support this? I think we should tell the Township Committee to have the grant writers look for things we need, like replacing sinking concrete streets, putting sidewalks along Haddonfield Rd (and other streets), fix or replace missing street signs, replacing aging water/sewerage lines. Come on, Town Committee. Do we really need a BOW WOW DOG PARK? We can be more responsible than that!